Constituency questions – Performance data for ambulance response times in Hume

Mr J BULL (Sunbury) (11:45:10): (516) My question is for the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services.

What is the latest information on performance data for ambulance response times in the Hume local government area in my electorate? Members would recall that under the Liberals lives were at risk because ambulances were not arriving at critical emergencies fast enough.

I also want to take this opportunity to remind an incoming federal government that Victoria has not received its fair share of hospital funding over the past five years, further putting lives at risk.

I would also like to take this opportunity to put on record my thanks to our hardworking paramedics, our doctors, our nurses—Jenny Orr is one of those and she is here today—and also all of the health professionals for continuing to do an outstanding job in health and emergency services across our state.

I look forward to the minister’s response.